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Jun 28, 2008, 10:44 AM
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Looks good Ming! Is there a removable hatch to access the fan/motor? Also, do you anticipate molding it in EPO?

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Jun 28, 2008, 11:04 AM
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No, no hatch.
EPO is possible, but I plan to use something even better (not EPP and EPS).

Ming Lou
Jun 28, 2008, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Viper_6154
Here is the correct gray for the aircraft. Dark on top, light on the bottom.
This is the U.S. Marine core's stovl version. There is a USAF version And a US Naval version. Along with the royal navy and such. Each version differs in size than the next
Just my .02
Jun 28, 2008, 12:10 PM
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Ming-- Very nice. I like the external routing of the servo wires. Makes repairs that much easier. What are the final dimensions? Any estimate of when it might be in production and in the US? What I'm asking is really will it be end of summer or more like Christmas?

Jun 28, 2008, 01:08 PM
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Wingspan is 32 inch
Lenght is 46.5 inch
70mm EDF
3 Channel, 2 or 4 servo
3S 2500mAh li-po battery

Accept order on end of July and ship before 15th of Aug.

Ming Lou
Jun 28, 2008, 07:29 PM
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I like what I see, Ming! Very interested to learn of the material you plan to use to make these.

Keep up the good work!

Jun 28, 2008, 07:58 PM
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That's a nice size. Not too big, not too small. Big enough to fit everything without being cramped. I have just the fan for it! What do you think the loaded weight will be?

Are there US dealers or do we order directly from you?

Jun 29, 2008, 10:29 AM
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What is your 70mm fan setup?
How many lbs of thurst?
I hope the AUW is under 3.5 lbs.

Ming Lou
Jun 29, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Ming-- I have a WemoTec Minifan and an HET 2W-25 inrunner. I can't remember the claimed thrust figures but this one makes 420 watts on 4s without an inlet lip. I'm told that I can get up to 900 watts from it.

Is there a US dealer or will we order directly from you?

Jun 29, 2008, 10:54 AM
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You can just place you order on my website.
Plane could be arrived not more than 10 days.
The shipping cost is US$30 to US$35 I can say at the moment.

Ming Lou
Jun 29, 2008, 11:04 AM
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Very nice, was wanting to get back into EDF's again , side tracked to prop planes and heli's. Glad I started looking again in the EDF section. .BUD
Jun 29, 2008, 11:44 AM
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Let do the budget:
Plane US$125
Two mini servos US$40---Futaba 3107
70mm EDF US$35---???
BL motor US$40---???
50A to 60A ESC US$60---???

The budget is US$300 not included battery and shipping cost.
What is the power system suggestion within the budget?

Ming Lou
Jun 29, 2008, 11:48 AM
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If one buys the EDF/motor/esc/servos from HC then the cost is even lower. I remember this was discussed earlier but is ther room for a 90mm fan with some sanding?

Jun 30, 2008, 12:20 PM
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If you change the fan then the inlet and exhaust size requirements change. You don't have to increase fan size to get more power, you install a longer motor in the 70mm fan and increase your cell count or amp draw. Enlarging ducting with a 'bit of sanding' isn't easy, I've done it several times and it's a huge pain in the rear. Having a 70mm fan from the start is good in that even if the fan came with a 20mm motor mount like a lot of the far east 64mm fan arfs do, there are other fans out there with 28mm motor holders so upgrading to a larger, more powerful motor would be easy.

I'm fairly sure this fan will come with a 28mm motor holder, I don't think I've ever seen a 70mm fan with only a 20mm motor holder, that would limit the fan tremendously.

Looking good Ming, except where are the retract mounts?

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